There are a number of bugs about pawns and/or reverse typing, many of them "resolved fixed". But it is clear that in many circumstances, on different wikiversions, pawn characters and reverse typing still occur.
See [[en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback#Line with template, pawn]] (and the linked sections on fr-wiki as well) for an explanation of some scenarios when this occurs. This has, in various guises, been reported since the first deployment of VE, and none of the fixes seem to have been permanent or fundamental. Can this please be tackled?